Jessica Duggan hails from Massachusetts, where she taught all levels of high school mathematics for nine years. An advocate for project-based learning, Jessica's students often describe her as an "engaging but challenging" teacher. She enjoys testing new ideas in her classroom and designing creative lessons that motivate students to learn.
In her district, Jessica advanced several student success initiatives. She co-launched a summer bridge program for at-risk freshmen, refined the Instructional Support Team, and aligned eighth and ninth grade math curriculum to address low attainment. Jessica led her high school's math team to state and regional titles and has coached the Eastern Mass at the American Regions Mathematics League national competition since 2009.
Jessica earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education at the University of New Hampshire, followed by her Master of Arts in Teaching in Mathematics Education at Boston University. Currently, she is a doctoral student specializing in Curriculum and Educational Technology in the Educational Policy, Planning & Leadership Program at the College of William and Mary. Jessica resides in Norfolk, Virginia with her wife and golden retriever.